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The year is 1801. The explorer Matthew Flinders will shortly set sail for 'terra Australis'. Can he possibly win the heart of Ann Chappelle before he departs?
Anne is sweet-natured, clever and dignified and comes from a modest though genteel home. Having lost her seagoing father at a tender age, Ann wants no attachment with a naval man.
Matthew is personable, steadfast and ambitious and is making his mark as a navigator in the Pacific. He is torn between his love for the sea and his love for Ann.
They marry, and three months later, Matthew leaves for Australia, where he surveys the southern coast and circumnavigates the continent. It was a time of hostility between France and England. En route home, he is detained by the French - for six years.